[KACT] Re: impact?

  • From: "Rachel Dougherty" <rachel_dougherty@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2007 09:08:10 -0600

The fairy tale gave me an idea for a visual that I used.  
 I took two tables that were a little apart and labled one the land of
the haves and the other the land of the wants. I have students make
stuffed moles when we learn about moles, and so I put some of those and
some graham crackers (to represent grams) on the haves table. I
explained that the grams and the moles want to go to the want table, but
the distance is to far to jump (throw a few moles off the cliff to
illustrate). The moles decide to build a bridge to cross, and ask the
grams to help, but they refuse to do any work. The moles build the
bridge and cross. The grams decide they want to go across the bridge,
but the moles won't let them as they refused to help. Some of the grams
hide inside  a mole skin, and then are able to cross. 
Some of the kids liked the visual (others thought I was just plain nuts,
but that's nothing new!)


From: kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Trina Adams
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 3:20 PM
To: kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [KACT] Re: impact?

I used the "Stoichiometry Fairy Tale" that was provided by a member
sometime last school year.  The project created a visual for many
students that weren't getting it.  I soon started to see doodles of the
fairy tale beside an occasional problem when the student was flashing
back to the construction of the project.  When students were doing group
practice, some would use the fairy tale as a map when leading the group.


Thanks to the KACT member that made the "Stoichiometry Fairy Tale"

Good luck, Kelly.



From: kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:kact-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Kelly Deters
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 11:42 AM
To: kact@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [KACT] impact?


I'm working on the Entry 4 for my National Boards and one of my
"accomplishments" was founding KACT.  But I need SPECIFIC impact on
student learning in order for it to be considered an accomplishment.  I
have my own stories, but those count as "learner" accomplishments...if
anyone else has a story about impacting student learning from the result
of KACT formation, I'd love to hear it...that way starting the group
would count as a "leader" accomplishment as well! :-)




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